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Ogbete Market is Enugu’s largest marketplace where you can buy everything and anything, excluding humans. This fast-paced market is filled with buyers and sellers at any given time of the day. Space is a luxury in this colourful market; and the layout is well structured such that different areas are dedicated to various goods and services. These include: groceries, clothes, electronics, books, vegetables and grains, etc. Life in Ogbete is a story of adventure, survival, happiness and strength. Most importantly, it’s a perfect destination to experience the beauty of the Igbo culture. When next you’re in Enugu, be sure to check out Ogbete Market. You’ll be glad you did. Here are ten pictures to whet your appetite. Enjoy!

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”1. A typical market day at Ogbete. Buying and selling at its peak.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25493″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Colourful umbrellas of different sizes protect sellers and wares from the sun and rain” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25494″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Fish sellers sitting patiently for patrons” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25495″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”4. Carefully roasted plantain and yam – a delicious local delight” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25496″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”5. Pear, popularly referred to as Ube in Igbo. It’s a great accompaniment when eating Roasted Corn.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25497″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”6. A young boy standing by his wares, lost in thought, as he awaits buyers.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25498″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”7. A buyer and seller having a friendly conversation” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25499″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”8. A wheel-barrow pusher carrying large quantities of wares belonging to a market patron” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25500″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”9. Woman buying Garden Eggs by the roadside as a commercial bus passes by.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23000000″][vc_single_image image=”25501″ img_size=”600×400″ add_caption=”yes” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Sam Adeleke is a creative thinker, writer, speaker, actor and brand strategist. He is a passionate Nigerian committed to reminding Africa and the world of its unique beauty.
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